Category Archives: substance abuse

Alcohol Abuse Statistics

The Most Shocking Alcohol Abuse Statistics

Did you know alcohol consumption in the United States has decreased from 1972 to 2002? It’s increasing again, though, especially in certain states. While this is good news for retailers, this is bad news for the whole society. Many may consider occasional drinking to be safe for the most part, but it

effects of bullying

Learn the Effects of Bullying That Lead to Substance Abuse

20 percent of students have reported bullying at one point or another. Out of the student population, 22.8 percent of girls get bullied compared to 18.8 percent of boys. Bullying can have deeper damage on children and teens than we know. Not only will these children suffer from depression and anger,

prescription drug abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse in a Loved One

If you think your family or loved ones are safe from prescription drug addiction, you may want to think again. In 2016, prescription drug abuse affected 11 million people.  46 people a day die from a prescription overdose, accounting for 35% of all opioid deaths. People of all ages, from

oxycodone withdrawal symptoms

How to Taper Off: 7 Tips for Avoiding Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

According to the CDC, each day, there are 130 deaths from an opioid overdose in the United States. This epidemic has touched nearly every person in America, leaving a trail of misery and loss in its wake. A commonly abused opioid is oxycodone, which is the generic name for the brand

how to stay sober

How to Stay Sober at the Bar with Friends

It’s Saturday night, all of your friends have invited you to the bar. You love hanging out with your friends like anyone else so you want to go but you’re also a recovering alcoholic who doesn’t want to hang out around the booze. Just because you want to stay away

drug rehabilitation

Drug Rehabilitation: How to Talk to Your Loved One About Going to Rehab

Drug addiction is a great and terrible beast. According to experts, as many as 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  This carries a myriad of negative side effects. Drug abuse wreaks havoc on the body and can lead to unemployment and stress in your relationships. And if someone you

dangerous opiates

Dangerous Opiates: List of Commonly Abused Prescription Opioids

It’s no secret that there’s an opiate addiction problem in the United States today. Many people don’t realize the seriousness of the problem, though. Did you know, for example, that more than 130 people die every day from an opiate overdose? While some people overdose on illegal opiates like heroin, many people

medical detox

Why Supervised Medical Detox is Important

It’s very important that if you are going to detox, you do it in a medically supervised environment. Read on to learn why supervised medical detox is important. Are you ready to seek help for your drug or alcohol addiction? Have you tried quitting on your own without success? You’re